Croatia has become one of the ‘must see’ destinations over recent years.  And we know that the best way to really enjoy everything an area has to offer is to go exploring by bike – so that is what we’ll be doing for 14 days in September 2019.  Great mainland loops combined with stunning island hopping rides will make this a true bucket list holiday.


2 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
Fully Booked

Croatia has an incredible range of stunning scenery on offer, from the romantic countryside of Istria Peninsula, to the charming fishing villages of the northern Dalmatia coastline and the beautiful beaches of the southern Dalmatia islands.

Day 1 – 4:

We start the Croatia Tour with a pick up from Zagreb Airport and transfer to the northern part of the Istria Peninsula. We will spend the first four days of this tour enjoying riding through the beautiful countryside of Istria.  This is the heart of Croatia’s famous vineyard, olive and truffle area.  It is the perfect place to get the legs moving on the mixture of rolling and pinch climbs before tackling one of the longer (17km) climbs of the area.  The rustic villages and the fortified towns provide a magical backdrop to our introduction rides.  During the four nights here we will also have our first taste of island riding, spending a day on Cres Island.

Day 5 – 7:

From Istria we begin the transfer stage of our tour, enjoying the coastal rides and stunning views as we head south, spending a night at a charming fishing village town along the route towards Split.  The views we enjoy along these transfer rides are breath taking, as we combine a mixture of coastal roads and climbs to get the best views on offer.

The next couple of nights are spent near Split, which will offer a well deserved light ride/rest day and an opportunity to go exploring one of Croatia most famous towns on foot.

Day 8 – 9:

The next ride starts with a ferry transfer to the island of Brac, then a loop of this magnificent island.  A lunch stop at a magical little port town is as much a highlight as the rolling terrain and incredible views throughout this ride.  We finish the day with a ferry transfer back to the mainland and our next setting for the next two nights.

The most famous stage of the World Tour ‘Tour of Croatia’ finishes atop the Sveti Jure climb in the Biokovo National Park. This ride climbs from our hotel at sea level to 1762m (the third highest peak in Croatia) within 31km, so is a massive challenge in anyone’s book.  The road is not for the faint hearted, but the views are simply stunning and the achievement is an unforgettable tick on the bucket list.

Day 10 – 12:

Next stop is the gem of the southern Dalmatia islands – Hvar.  We start with a ferry transfer, then ride the spectacular roads to our hotel that sits in the heart of the most incredible ‘old town’ you can imagine.  We will spend the next three nights here, riding more of the back road loops that Hvar has on offer, as well as a day ride to another Croatian island paradise –  Korčula Island.

Day 13 – 14:

As much as we won’t want to leave this special part of the world, we must transfer to our hotel for the final night of the Croatia Tour, which is spent near Dubrovnik.  This is a town that needs no introduction, with the walls of the old town welcoming a growing number of visitors every year.  No – we won’t be riding our bikes in the old town, but the opportunity is there to see what all the fuss is about.  Our final day is a drop off at Dubrovnik to sadly call the end of this awesome Croatia Tour.

What’s included in the tour package?

  • 13 nights share twin accommodation.
  • all breakfasts while on tour.
  • transfer pick up and drop off points.
  • guided cycle rides.
  • support van on most rides.
  • all transfers while on tour, including ferry transfers.
  • entry into Biokovo National Park.
  • Kiwi Style bib shorts and cycling top.
  • fantastic rides in a stunning part of the world.

Not included in this tour package:

Flights, travel insurance and meals other than those indicated are not included.

Rental bikes are available for the Croatia Tour 2019 at a cost of $550.  These are a full carbon Scott Addict frames with Shimano Ultegra gearing or similar.

A single room booking is available. An accommodation supplement of $950pp applies.

Our Guiding Team

Jake Rowse


Jake Rowse is the owner of Kiwi Style Bike Tours, having taken over the reigns from company founder Richard Scott in 2017. Jakes first year guiding for Kiwi Style was 2012, while he and his wife and two daughters were living in France. Jake has been a keen cyclist, racing...

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Sue Clark

So finally we have added a female presence to the guiding team! Sue Clark has been guiding elsewhere (mostly New Zealand!) for the past 5 years and joins us to guide the newest kid on the Kiwistyle block – Croatia. Sue isn’t new to Kiwistyle – she joined the France/Italy...

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You just can't help but relax and enjoy.
Biokovo switchbacks.
Just enjoy - words don't do this justice.
Spectacular Brač Island.
The vivid colours of Milna.
What an invitation.
Road carpet. Views. Sun. Croatia - we love you.
Picture perfect Croatia coastline.
Hard to believe the views on this ride.
Hilltop villages, olive trees, grape vines, this must be Istria.
The rooftops of Dubrovnik.
Room with a view.
Climbing from village to village.
Dubrovnik - the postcard of Croatia.
A cloudy day in Istria.
The back alley ways of Croatia are fascinating.
How good is this for ride recovery?
The charm of coastal Croatia
The greatest cycling combo - best roads and best views.
Power and a view above Senj, Croatia.
The picturesque fishing village of Senj.
Amazing what you find on the backroads of Croatia.
Coastal villages and looming mountains - what a platter.
Is there a more beautiful lunch stop anywhere in the world?